REF No. 6776 GG
GG: Chinese export porcelain European subject teapot and cover
Qianlong period circa 1770
European possibly Dutch Market
Length: 7½ inches; 19cm
from the Golden Gate Collection
A Chinese export porcelain teapot and cover, decorated in famille rose with two ships in a harbour, the shoulder with a simple cell border.
This style of decoration was popular among the people involved with the China trade and many variations of this are found.
A possible source for this image is a print from La Galerie Agréable du Monde (Vol I: d' Afrique) published by P. van der Aa, in Leyden, circa 1725. The print is titled, De Bay ende Stadt Dabul, with a bird’s-eye view of the harbour at Dhabol, a city on the Vashishti river, north of Goa in India, on the Malabar Coast. See image of print, which has been reversed for comparison.
References: Hervouët & Bruneau 1986, p342, No 15.1, a teapot stand with this design.